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Primary Sale Type: Redeemable Tax Deed georgia
Secondary Type(s): NA
Sale Date(s): Monthly: 1st Tuesday
Bid Type: Premium Bidding
Rate of Return: 20% flat penalty - 1st year / 10% flat penalty - per year thereafter
Redemption Period: 1 year from date of sale
Over-the-Counter: NA
Statute Section(s): Annotated Sections 48-2-40-40; 48-3-19,20; 48-4-42,45; Official Code of GA - Title 48, CH 3,4
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There are 159 counties in the state of Georgia.

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The two most populous areas in Georgia are Fulton (816,000+) and Gwinnett (757,000+) County.

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Georgia is a Redeemable Tax Deed state and does not offer any Tax Lien Certificates or OTC sales. Auctions may be conducted on either the municipal or county level. Unless otherwise advertised, sales of property taken under execution shall be made the first Tuesday in each month.

Auction Process / Redemption:

Unless otherwise provided, sales of property taken under execution shall be made by the sheriffs at the courthouse of the county where the levy was made on the first Tuesday in each month, between the hours of 10:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M., and at public outcry; provided, however, that should the first Tuesday of the month fall on New Year's Day or Independence Day, such sales shall take place on the immediately following Wednesday. Parcels are won through the 'Premium Bid' system and are subject to a one year redemption period, starting from the date of sale. Georgia has a 20% penalty rate that is applied for the first year. An additional 10% penalty is applied to the property that is redeemed within the following year after the redemption period has expired.

State Resources:

Resource Description Instructions and Additional Information Directory of Georgia county assessors Click 'Directory of Georgia Assessor Websites'
The Georgia Superior Court Clerk's Cooperative Authority Subscription Site NA
Cobb County Tax Commissioner's Tax Sale Booklet A very good overview of the tax sale process in Georgia. Scroll all the way to the bottom of the page and click 'here' to download the pdf booklet